Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Staples to Succeed your Whole30

Good morning, friends!  Anyone start the September Whole30 that I wrote about on my previous post?  Anyone new to Whole30 and feeling a little overwhelmed with the meal prep?  Well, this is the post for you!  Everyone is busy.  Melissa and Dallas Hartwig took that fact into account when writing It Starts with Food.  They also threw in some tough love too-being busy is not an excuse, especially when it comes to your health!  Below, I took pictures of some of my staples when it comes to grocery shopping!  A lot of the food can be frozen and used for later which is key when you find you're running low on compliant food!

The top picture shows my staple proteins!  The Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage from Trader Joe's is one of the only compliant Chicken Sausages that they sell (always check your labels!).  The Chili Lime Chicken Burger and the Grass Fed Angus Beef Burgers are also from Trader Joe's!  All you have to do is throw them on the stove or the grill and you're good to go in a few minutes!  The Applegate Beef Hot Dogs are so good and can be found in most grocery stores.  Aidell's Apple Chicken Sausage (not shown) is another compliant sausage that is found in most grocery stores too.  Another brand I love that has more compliant options is Billinski's!  These are found at Whole Foods!
The picture on the bottom is just some produce I pick up!  That package above the strawberries is Trader Joe's Cauliflower Rice!  This can also be frozen and taken out when ready to use!  Stock up on these when you go to TJ's because they go fast!  They are so convenient if you need an extra side or if you want to make a mean stir fry without the rice! 

Lastly, these bad boys are my go-to condiments!  I first heard of Red Boat Fish Sauce from Michelle Tam over at!  It sounds a little fishy (no pun intended!), but once you try it you'll love it!  I add it to veggies that I'm sauteing or as part of a stir fry!  Coconut aminos (the last one on the right) is a great substitute for soy sauce and can also be added into that stir fry mix or just some steamed veggies and shrimp!  They can both be found at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods!  Tessemae's ( is a wonderful Whole30 compliant brand of dressings and sauces including ketchup, BBQ sauce and Hot sauce!  They can be found at their website or Whole Foods!  The Mayo in the middle is Primal Kitchen (!  They also have avocado oil, dressings and a new Chipotle Lime Mayo that is a flavor explosion!  Add this to your tuna salad, chicken salad or smear it all over your burgers!  

Let us know if you try any of these or have any other questions about surviving your Whole30!  
xoxo MKT      


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